Jul 1, 2011 6:00pm PDT
home from afghanistan and shared what independence day means to him. >>> an escort for a u.s. marine. riley walter, his hometown street filled with family and friends. in the driveway a hand shape and a hug from dad. >> probably the proudest guy in town right now. >> reporter: and a long awaited kiss from his high school sweetheart. >> it was one of the greatest feelings, just being home. i'm just really glad to be home. >> reporter: riley welter comes home on a holiday weekend when the nation is said to celebrate the red, white and blue. and this young 19-year-old man knows even more now the importance of independence day. >> it makes me more proud, it love serving this country, our great nation. we were doing great things over there. >> your service, our freedom. >> reporter: patriot writer penat is a veteran himself with a son of his own in the service. >> we need to celebrate more as far as old glory, the red white and blue. god bless america, you are here in the land of the free. because of the brave. >> lance corporal walter served seven months in afghanistan, second batallion.
Jul 14, 2011 6:00pm PDT
says enemy forces in afghanistan attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade. >> he made a promise to make sure that he sent all his men home. and because of it, he took his life for them. >> reporter: amper's body was taken to millwood city. his funeral is planned for monday. >>> maps of their facilities, társ one of the reck men -- it's one of the recommendations made after the pipeline explosion and fire in san bruno. they must also provide inspection records of storage shut off valves. the pg & e is warning residents they may smell gas while they inspect new pipelines there. pg & e says the testing will begin in a couple of weeks and will last until mid-september. >>> a bay area lawmaker says amazon.com should stop fighting a new state law requiring online retailers to collect sales tax in california. in sacramento today, oakland assemblywoman nancy skinner says amazon's proposed ballot measure to overturn the tax is unconstitutional because it targets a budget law. the issue is likely to end up in court. >>> the backlash is growing tonight to netflix announcement th
Jul 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
chiefs of staff told troops in afghanistan he would not say whether they will be paid if the debt limit is not raised. >>> some people here in the bay area say they are worried about how a default could affect their own finances. and they say they are angry that lawmakers can't seem to reach a compromise. >> it would be frustrating to me if i had to pay more interest on what i am currently paying. >> some people are saying social security, all the -- the programs that help people, who are unable to help themselves. >> reporter: i would like to see them all kicked out. i hope that we have the biggest recall, one source says. and get rid of the trash that we have in there now. >> reporter: the people we spoke with said they believe a lot of what is happening right now is political posturing, and that the debt ceiling will be raised at the last minute. >>> for up to the minute news on the debt showdown in washington, d.c., be sure to go to our website at ktvu and click on the debt ceiling tab. >>> and hours away from a court ruling. family members say a hearing for shane bauer and josh jo
Jul 9, 2011 6:00pm PDT
-appointed defense secretary leon panetta is on a surprise visit to afghanistan this evening. panetta held a private meeting with afghan president hamid karzai and u.s. troops. the defense secretary says the u.s. is "within reach of strategically defeating al- qaeda" and is focusing on killing 10 to 20 al-qaeda leaders in pakistan, yes, ma'am and somalia. >>> in other news of the world tonight, in sarajevo, tens of thousands of people gathered as a convoy of trucks carried coffins for burial. in july of 1995, more than 8,000 muslim men and boys were massacred during the bosnian war. the remains in the coffins were identified by dna evidence. they'll be laid to rest near a new memorial bearing the names of those victims. >> and bear allegiance to the republic of south sudan. >> in south sudan today, the oath of office, becoming the first president of the new nation. south sudan broke away from sudan after a referendum monitored by the international community last year. the new country faces on-going border skirmishes though with sudan to the north and poverty among many of its own citizens. >>> the